The Government revealed in a press release on 19-5-23 to this paper that it does not have the money to start up a medicinal cannabis programme.
Now instead of allowing patients to individually grow
their own cannabis to meet their medical necessities, the Government is looking
at unnecessarily importing costly medicinal cannabis products when they can be
easily produced right here at home by their own people.
The extra money patients save on home grown medicinal
cannabis products would help to absorb our high cost of living.
The practice of wealthier nations like New Zealand
exporting their products into the Cook Islands must be stopped whenever we are
capable of manufacturing them on our own.
Any influx of exorbitantly high-priced imports does
not produce economic growth in our nation, rather it is correlated with lower
Why is the Government allowing this bad habit to
always be exercised?
The Government needs to have faith in the people and
allow them the first step of cultivating their own medicinal cannabis that can
easily be regulated and put an end to always looking overseas to get the job